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VS/PASCAL Compiler Error Debug Aid

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035027D
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Downey, JH [+details]

Abstract

A system is described which imbeds into (and removes from) a VS/PASCAL source program compiler error messages. When a VS/PASCAL program is compiled, a listing file is generated containing possible errors. The program developer must toggle between the source file and listing file to correct any errors. When a error is located in the listing, it must also be located and fixed in the source. This process is time-intensive. A system has been developed which keys off the return code of the VS/PASCAL compiler. If there are fatal errors during the compile, then the return code will be greater than four and the "VS/PASCAL Compiler Error Debug Aid" will be invoked. The "VS/PASCAL Program Debug Aid" parses the listing file and creates a new source file.